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NEWS
June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When health-care giant Johnson & Johnson told Renold Capocasale in October 2009 that he was losing his job, he got very quiet, which was not the norm for a friendly, chatty guy. "That was absolutely the lowest day of my life," Capocasale said recently. "I really questioned my self-worth. I had published many things and been promoted lots of times, but I thought, 'Why me?' " Scroll forward to the present, and Capocasale has more than recovered. In March, he celebrated the fifth anniversary of incorporating his small biotech company, FlowMetric.
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Xlibris Corp., a Philadelphia book publisher, has laid off about 35 customer-service workers and moved the jobs to the Philippines. By relocating the work to a country where wages are lower, the company can triple the number of people doing similar work for the company, John Feldcamp, Xlibris chief executive officer, said yesterday. The jobs here paid about $24,000 a year. In the Philippines, he said, salaries for replacement workers are about one-fifth of that. "It was an act of necessity, not of greed," he said.
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NEWS
June 26, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
To his many supporters, Bill Bennett is a warm, all-in principal who dresses up on Halloween, knows the name of every student, goes to all the band concerts, and listens patiently to teachers over coffee and doughnuts. Indeed, "the Pinch-Me Elementary School" was a nickname that some parents and staff adopted for the highly rated Indian Lane Elementary School in the Rose Tree Media School District during Bennett's tenure, which began in 1999. "You couldn't believe that this is so great," said Liz Corra, who sent her two kids through the K-5 school.
NEWS
June 24, 2015
ISSUE | SCHOOL FUNDING All fall down on job Although I share the view that it's City Council's responsibility to provide adequate and consistent funding for Philadelphia schools, more attention should be given to the state legislature's role in creating the problems the School District faces ("Indecent proposal," June 17). Since the late 1990s, the legislature has ducked its responsibility for adequately funding the pension fund it created and manages. To correct this oversight, the legislature has passed the responsibility for addressing pension fund obligations to local districts - which in turn have had to dramatically increase taxes and/or reduce operating costs and programs.
SPORTS
June 20, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Inquirer reported Tuesday that former coach Larry Brown has been lobbying the 76ers to hire Allen Iverson as an assistant general manager. There is one person who wholeheartedly supports that move: Iverson himself. "I may not know everything about physical talent or anything like that, but I have a sharp mind when it comes to that look, being able to look into somebody's eyes to tell if they are going to be in the foxhole with you tonight or if they are not," Iverson said Thursday night.
NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The prospect of layoffs at a Chester County helicopter manufacturer means more than a lost job for Brian Newhouse. "I love it," he said of his work. "It's a passion. " An Alabama native with a salt-and-pepper beard, Newhouse served in the military and moved around the South before starting at Sikorsky Global Helicopter in Coatesville eight years ago. "I've been here long enough to love the area, to make new friends and get to know people I consider family, and I would hate to leave," the 51-year-old said.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When health-care giant Johnson & Johnson told Renold Capocasale in October 2009 that he was losing his job, he got very quiet, which was not the norm for a friendly, chatty guy. "That was absolutely the lowest day of my life," Capocasale said recently. "I really questioned my self-worth. I had published many things and been promoted lots of times, but I thought, 'Why me?' " Scroll forward to the present, and Capocasale has more than recovered. In March, he celebrated the fifth anniversary of incorporating his small biotech company, FlowMetric.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2015 | By Joel Wee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Setbacks are for comebacks. Those were the words Dupree Norman, 53, used during his speech, which drew thunderous applause at the District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund graduation ceremony at the Kimmel Center. After many odd jobs and getting fired from a job, followed by six years of unemployment, Norman has a job in health care. He completed the union's free behavioral health technician training program and graduated June 4. "I came to 1199C when I needed a change," he said.
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like the scene at a mall on the day of a door-buster sale, scores of hopeful job-seekers thronged a job fair Friday in pursuit of work at the new Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood, set to open in August. Before the event at Camden County College in Blackwood began at 10 a.m., hundreds had already shown up. Many brought resum├ęs and a willingness to accept any of the 800 positions available at the 90-store center. "I think it's a positive day," said Precious Jemibewon, 29, of Sicklerville, who has been out of work since a car accident in December.
SPORTS
June 13, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CINCINNATI - It was exactly a year ago Friday when Ken Giles made his highly anticipated major-league debut. His first pitch registered 100 m.p.h. on the Citizens Bank Park scoreboard. His fifth left the field of play. A monumental 31/2-month run followed for the reliever who became one of the lone bright spots in the Phillies' second consecutive 89-loss season. It wasn't until this past spring training that he endured his first stretch of bumps at the big-league level. "I think I'm a completely different pitcher than I was a whole year ago," Giles said this week.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BUFFALO - From Bill Barber to John Stevens to Terry Murray, just one man without a tie as a Flyers player has been head coach of the Phantoms in the 19 years since the Flyers purchased managing control of their American Hockey League affiliate. That may change this summer. The Flyers interviewed Kris Knoblauch, who coached Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters to the Ontario Hockey League championship series this spring, during the NHL combine in Buffalo last week, according to sources.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The nation's employer payrolls expanded by 280,000 jobs in May, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday, with increased hiring across industry sectors. The unemployment rate rose slightly, to 5.5 percent from 5.4 percent in April, but was down from 6.3 percent last May. The strong employment gain last month has Wall Street expecting the Federal Reserve to move by October to increase interest rates, to keep the economy from overheating. Cranes and scaffolding in Center City and West Philadelphia tell the jobs story here, where, like elsewhere around the country, construction employment is particularly robust.
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